A. ANNOUNCEMENTS (click to see details below)

1. July 16 - August 13: Dissertation Writing Workshop Summer Session 

2. August 13 - September 17: NIH Proposal Writing Workshop 

3. Fri. September 5: Biopolitics, Health, Gender and Sexualities Symposium 

4. Wed. September 10: Gender Institute Professional Development Workshop for Ph.D. Students

5. Wed. September 24: Una Chaudhuri, NYU, "Performing (in) Anthropocene: Queer and Prismatic Ecologies in Contemporary Theatre" 

6. Thurs . September 25: Roslyn Diprose, "The Body and Politics"

B. FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES (click to see details below)

1. Gender Institute grants & fellowships


C. RESEARCH (click to see details below)

1. The Lesbian Health Fund Research Project Call 









1. July 16 - August 13: Dissertation Writing Workshop Summer Session

Workshops will be held in the Gender Institute, 207 The Commons, UB North Campus.

This summer, the Gender Institute will host its second summer dissertation-writing workshop from July 16 to August 13. Meeting once per week each Wednesday for five weeks, these writing workshops aim to provide a structure and incentive for Ph.D. students who are writing dissertations on topics related to women and/or gender to make steady, demonstrable progress by meeting every week to write, to discuss their work, and to report on their progress.

For each workshop, we will write for two hours from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a discussion and lunch period (light lunch will be provided by the Gender Institute). Participation is free and open to writers from any discipline across all UB campuses.  As space is limited, registration is required.

Please email Tina Žigon at tzigon@buffalo.edu to reserve your space.

Visit the home page of our website, at genderin.buffalo.edu, for a description, photo, and testimonials from previous dissertation workshops.


2. August 13 - September 17: NIH Proposal Writing Boot Camp

This workshop will help to prepare principal investigators who plan to submit proposals within one of the next two NIH submission cycles. Participants will receive feedback on draft proposals. Space is limited to 15 participants. Email Kristina Wasson-Blader at kmwasson@buffalo.edu if interested.

Sponsored by the Office of Research Advancement


3. Fri. September 5: Biopolitics, Health, Gender and Sexualities Symposium
1:00 - 5:45 p.m., Location: TBA

Featuring the work of Rosalyn Diprose (WBFO/Silvers Visiting Professor in the Humanities): "Biopolitics, Health, and Sexualities: An Interdisciplinary, Symposium with Ros Diprose, HI Distinguished Visiting Scholar." She will deliver a Keynote lecture, “Biopolitics and Plain Packaging (of) Public Health."

The Keynote lecture will be followed by 2 panels with speakers:
Susan Cahn, History, “Borderline Personality Disorder and the Politics of Diagnosis”;
Tim Dean, English "Should Gay Men Go on the Pill?";
Graham Hammill, English, “Drugs and Pornography, ca. 1593”;
Ramon Soto-Crespo, Transnational Studies, "When Sex is All I Got: The Biopolitics of Male Sexuality in the Caribbean."

Sponsored by the Humanities Institute


4. Wed. September 10: Gender Institute Professional Development Workshop for Ph.D. Students
2:00-4:00 pm, 207 UB Commons, North Campus

Kari Winter, Director of the Gender Institute; Professor of Transnational Studies
Greg Dimitriadis, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Education

Professors Dimitriadis and Winter will offer advice and assistance for Ph.D. students who are preparing for the academic job market on such topics as:
how to write application letters and curriculum vitae; how to submit conference proposals, journal articles, and book manuscripts.

Participants are asked to bring drafts of their application letters and cvs.

**Workshop is free, but space is limited so please register as soon as possible. To register click here.


5. Wed. September 24: Una Chaudhuri, NYU, "Performing (in) Anthropocene: Queer and Prismatic Ecologies in Contemporary Theatre"
4:00 - 5:00 p.m., 306 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

Pioneer in the field of "eco-theatre," Una Chaudhuri is Collegiate Professor and Professor of English, Drama, and Environmental Studies at New York University. She is the author of No Man’s Stage: A Semiotic Study of Jean Genet’s Plays, and the award-winning Staging Place: The Geography of Modern Drama, editor of Rachel’s Brain and Other Storms: The Performance Scripts of Rachel Rosenthal, and co-editor, with Elinor Fuchs, of Land/Scape/Theater.

Sponsored by the Humanities Institute

6. Thurs. September 25: Roslyn Diprose, Univ. of New South Wales, Australia, "The Body and Politics"
5:00-6:00 pm, 640 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

Sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature

More details TBA.



1. Gender Institute Faculty Research Grants

For information on the Gender Institute's research grants, fellowships, scholarships, and cosponsorships, click here:http://genderin.buffalo.edu/grants&fellowship




1. The Lesbian Health Fund Research Project Call

Application Receipt Deadlines: May 15 and October 15

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for research projects related to lesbian health issues....
The Lesbian Health Fund, a program of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, was established in 1992 to define, study, and educate lesbians and their healthcare providers about lesbian health issues. LHF's mission is to improve the health of lesbians, other sexual minority women, and their families through research. The fund supports research in the areas of understanding social, family, and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support; eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates; development and testing of interventions to address mental and physical health needs of lesbians and other sexual minority women, including but not limited to depression, identity-related issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, obesity, cancer risks, cardiovascular disease; and sexually transmitted infections; and sexual and reproductive health, including family and parenting issues. It is expected that the results from LHF funded studies will be published in peer-reviewed journals. LHF also requires a presentation of original research findings to be made at either the GLMA annual conference, or at the Women In Medicine Conference. Research budgets can include up to $750 to subsidize travel costs.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for qualifying research projects. In general, investigators are notified by mail approximately two months from the application deadline of approval for funding.






Ecocritical Studies Research Workshop

Landscape Across the Disciplines Research Workshop

Urban Image Research Workshop




Building Talent Symposium

The fall 2013 Symposium, entitled "Building Talent: Women, Patronage and Mentoring" was held on October 22, 2013, bringing together multiple generations of men and women architects to discuss the importance of the client/user to the architectural process and the influence that more women in leadership roles can have on women in the profession of architecture.
Click on the image below or visit our Gender and Architecture page for a full flyer and program.




Speakeasy was a peer-reviewed undergraduate journal of research and creative art, run and published by students of the University at Buffalo and sponsored by the Gender Institute from 2008 to 2012. While all editors were UB students, submissions were written by students from across the country and worldwide.

Speakeasy published innovative essays, fiction, poetry, and visual artwork which concern gender, feminism, and sexuality at their center. Topics included in the journal have encompassed the history of sexuality; women’s health issues; abortion; gender and economics; constructions of masculinity and femininity; the body and representation of gender; and sexuality in art and literature, among many others.


Sex, Gender, Health:
Interdisciplinary Perspectives Symposium

This symposium on March 1, 2013 brought together UB faculty and community leaders to provide information, stimulate discussion, and initiate novel interactions, to present sex and gender health research, as well as to discuss educational best practices for incorporating sex and gender health into the curriculum.

Click on the logo below to visit the Sex, Gender, Health webpage.

Buffalo Gardens Symposium

On September 21, 2012, scholars and community leaders met to discuss multiple perspectives on urban agriculture, gardening, food policy, landscape, land management, historic preservation, sustainability, environmental ethic and ecocriticism. To download the program for this symposium, click on the photo panel below.


Gender Across Borders

The 2013 Gender Across Borders conference was themed "Feminisms Across Generations". Click on the graphic below to visit the Gender Across Borders web page.






Film Fest

film fest





Gender Week

For information on past Gender Week events,
visit our Gender Week tab




ADVERTISE YOUR EVENT: If you are organizing an event related to women and/or gender that you would like the Gender Institute to help publicize, please send an email with the following information to Becky Burke (rburke2@buffalo.edu).

Date & Time of Event
Title of Event
Speaker Name & Info 
Link for Web Listing
Email of Contact Person
Images (if available)

Event listings will be updated once a week and we would appreciate receiving event information as far in advance as possible.